Over the course of a few years, eyelash extensions have gained massive popularity across the world. Yes, celebrities notoriously wear some of the most noticeable you can find; however, there are an entire range of options available on the marketplace.
That’s correct, different length, curl pattern or volume: there are choices for everyone interested. And that’s not all, not only can you choose which style suits you best, it is now easily accessible to whomever wants to add some glamour to their look.
Surfing on the trend, a lot of salons started offering eyelash extensions to their clients. Obviously, it’s great if you don’t have to drive 100 miles to find a place where you can have your set of volume lashes applied.
But what’s the point of visiting the salon down the road or going with the cheapest offer if you end up losing your natural eyelashes after a few days or weeks?
If you go online (or talk to your friend who’s had a bad experience), you will find a number of stories and reports claiming that eyelash extensions are dangerous and should never be applied to anyone’s eyes. But you will also find just as many stories and reports claiming the exact opposite, i.e. eyelash extensions are not harmful if applied properly.
Properly. That’s the key right there. Volume lashes and other types of extensions might be a beauty trend but we must remember what they truly are about: applying synthetic fibres around the eyes. When you see it like this, it is obvious that it is something which should only be done by trained professionals who only use quality products for their clients.
The issues experienced by clients result mostly from careless work. Indeed, applying volume lashes takes time (up to 2 hours) and if you go to a place where prices are so cheap that technicians need to rush through the process to get more clients, you can be certain you won’t have the best results.
What could go wrong? Well, you can have several of your natural lashes glued together because she didn’t have time to isolate them properly. Since each lash has its individual growth cycle, the one falling out will likely pull the other(s).
You can also have clusters or wrong sized lashes applied. The problem? They are too heavy and/or require too much glue for your natural lashes and your eyelids. They will cause pain and straining, eventually leading to premature shedding and a condition called traction alopecia.
Eyelash extensions are a great way to enhance your look and make your eyes pop. Now that you know what to look for, you can safely have them applied by a professional technician who will take the necessary time and precautions to add a little glamour to your day-to-day life.